Scoreless draws are possibly the scorn of the American soccer scene. Fans generally want to see goals being scored, but a scoreless draw is like a boxing match going to the card. If you know what to look for, you can enjoy it just the same.
The Red Bulls were coming off of an emotional 2-1 win against MLS newcomers New York City FC and a somewhat short week when they traveled down to Frisco to take on FC Dallas. The Red Bulls came out like they have in most games this year, trying to control the possession, pressing up the field. It worked except for a few challenges by Dallas. Eventually the Red Bulls eased off the gas a bit, and the teams traded chances with only a few close calls in the 2nd half.
Kemar Lawrence almost put in an own goal in when putting clearing the ball out for a corner kick. Fabian Castillo missed a sitter for FC Dallas as he put it just over the bar. It was the story of the match. Close calls but not close enough.
The homegrown player was brought on in the 79th minute in a "man for man" substitution. The youngster however did a commendable job filling in for Lloyd Sam who seemed to be out of gas as he came off the field. Davis won't get much playing time this year, but he's shown well when he been used and could be a feature during a long summer.
The play where he reached behind and back-heeled the ball off of the line should be up for MLS' Save of the Week. If it isn't, it's a travesty.
Univision, please, for the love of god get an English play-by-play man who doesn't sound like he's hopped up on an unnamed energy drink and has a somewhat decent knowledge of how to call a game.